Sunday, November 4, 2012

Breathtaking Photographs of Sunrises from the Top of Mt. Fuji

For five months a year over a four-year period, self-taught fine art photographer Yu Yamauchi captured these amazing and ever-changing sunrises from the same spot near the summit of Mt. Fuji (10,000 feet above sea). Yamauchi lived in a hut on Mt. Fuji, considered one of the most sacred mountain in Japan, for a total of 600 days, waking at dawn to photograph these magnificent and ethereal sunrises.

Yamauchi writes,
This space, “above-the-clouds,” exists far from the ground where we live our daily lives. It is also a space between the earth and the universe. Being there simply reminds me of the face that we live on the earth which is a planet within an infinite space of the universe.
Changing shapes with every second, the clouds look like a membrane of the earth. When the sun rises behind a cloud-forming horizon, the world pained in only blue before suddenly and completely looking different. I witnessed many times this magical transformation.

(via feature shoot)

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